1000 Hills Community Helpers

The 1000 Hills Community Helpers call themselves "Ikhaya Lo Thando"  which is isiZulu for "The Home of Love" and it really lives up to its name.  For the last 30 years they have grown from the community feeding programme delivered from the underneath an acacia tree  to the busy Community Centre we see today.  The centre is made up of six key initiatives, in addition to the Primary Health Care Clinic, there is a Preschool, Kitchen, Skills Development Programme, Garden and Community Outreach.

The Primary Healthcare Clinic

The Primary Healthcare Clinic operates from 7am until 4pm, five days a week and offers an emergency service out of hours.

They also operate a fully equipped 4x4 ambulance, donated by Rotary International, which is manned by qualified medical staff and on standby 24/7!Ambulance with woman & baby seated and paramedic

Clinic Days are focussed on specific needs:

Monday and Wednesday are clinic days for the ElderlyBabies in pink babygros lying in a row

Tuesday is Infant and Child Nutrition day

Thursday is an Open Clinic Day, where the complete volunteer medical staff are on hand to cover all eventualities

Friday is for the support groups for HIV/Aids and TB sufferers who receive psychological and spiritual support and well as medicine and therapies.

GAGA UK supports the clinic with quarterly funding and in 2018/19 that allowed 28,163 patients to be seen in clinic sessions.  Our supporters also provide us with beautifully knitted baby jackets and hats which we pass on so that each new baby can have a set in their "welcome pack" and we pass on dressings and other items donated to us in the UK when we can.

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